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This is pretty awesome. I wonder if any other coaches are as detailed as Saban. I mean, a board of every player for 4 years, their GPA, where they're leaning, etc. Wow.
From an article on the Wall Street Journal website
On Alabama’s recruiting prowess:
“I talked to an Alabama assistant coach Sunday morning fairly early. I said, ‘Where are you?’ He said, ‘Where do you think I am? I’m at work.’ We were talking about Coach (Nick) Saban, and he said, ‘He is the hardest-working recruiter I’ve ever been around and it’s no different today than it’s been over the years. And that’s coming after the obvious–the three national championships in four years. Saban never lets up in recruiting, and that’s why Alabama has been so successful.
“I know this sounds a little weird, but they have what’s tantamount to a Situation Room. I’ve been told it’s off Saban’s office. No one is allowed in there other than key personnel. There’s a board of every player for four years, their grade-point average, where they’re leaning–any nuggets of information. There’s not a day in the year, other than two weeks in the summer when coaches are off, when they don’t go into that room and look at that board and talk recruiting. At Alabama, it is literally the lifeblood. I’m not saying it isn’t important at Florida or Notre Dame or at Ohio State. It is. But I don’t think it’s as important. That was the first thing Saban talked about when he got there. He hired recruiters, and I think it continues to this day.”
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Good read, thanks for posting.
As they say, the proof is in the pudding.
I always smile when I hear of coaches duck hunting or vacationing right after the season ends. The fans of other teams are starting to get it as well. I have heard several statements on local and national shows to the effect of until the big10 pac 12 put it all into recruiting and are willing to do the work they will not catch the SEC and AL.
One of the many reasons he is the best.
On Ole Miss:
“I’m really happy for them because I think they were a laughingstock a couple years ago. [Coach] Hugh Freeze has really surprised everyone. But I’m impressed, because there’s just no explanation how Ole Miss should be able to beat your normal SEC superpower. I think what’s going on at Ole Miss is: I just think more and more players want to be able to say that they walked down the same street as William Faulkner."
The state is the great fictitious entity by which every man believes he can live at the expense of every other. - Frédéric Bastiat
Yep. Look no farther than Butch Jones at UT. He's been gallavanting around the state of Tennessee today on a whirlwind joyride. Shaking hands and kissing babies.
Saban is hunkered down in his bunker evaluating kids who haven't even been born yet.
It's no wonder why we're on top. Saban gets it. Others don't. No day is wasted.
"Once in awhile you get shown the light in the strangest of places you have to look at it right."
LOL on the Faulkner reference.
The Texas and ND wins are the most special for me, exorcised a lot of demons for us more mature fans. wished we would have beaten um worse.
Actually, if your using BOLisms, it would be "the proof is in the poontang."
Agreed on those. Throttling LSU in New Orleans last year in the rematch was special too. I hate LSU with a passion.
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